15 results for tag: Improvisation

The Touché Duo: Jon Ballantyne and Dean McNeill

Join Jon Ballantyne (piano) and Dean McNeill (trumpet) as they reunite to present what promises to be a special night of music making. Saskatoon-born, New York-based pianist/ composer Jon Ballantyne has performed around the world, released 12 albums as a leader, won two JUNO awards, and is one of the most highly respected jazz ... Read More

François Moutin and Kavitah Shah

French bass virtuoso François Moutin and adventurous New York-born vocalist Kavita Shah are touring in support of Interplay, a bass and vocal duo recording of jazz standards and original music adapted to this unique instrumentation. The recording’s 11 tracks include guest appearances by legendary octogenarians Martial Solal ... Read More

The U of S Jazz Ensemble

The U of S Jazz Ensemble has toured western Canada, the Northern United States, and Quebec and is directed by Dean McNeill. The groups has commissioned and premiered many new works for the contemporary large jazz ensemble and has released 6 CDs in its Bumper Cropseries. This concert will feature vocalists Sean Bougie, Alice ... Read More

The Fretless

The Fretless has toured and recorded together since 2012, winning multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, Western Canadian Awards, and most recently, the 2017 JUNO Award for Instrumental Album of the Year. The quartet’s fresh approach is quickly gaining acclaim as it transforms fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, ... Read More

Rory Lynch Quartet Jazz Jam

Join Rory Lynch  and his quartet for an evening focussing on the art of improvising. If you sing or play an instrument, come on down to the club to work on your improv skills in a safe and welcoming environment. Sponsored by Lucky Bastard Distillers Read More

Farrugia & Frahm Quartet

Canadian jazz pianist Adrean Farrugia and American tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm first met in 2009 and simpatico developed immediately, both playful and, at times, fierce. Adrean is an instructor at Mohawk College and an in-demand sideman on the Toronto scene having played with Ernie Watts, Larry Carlton, Tom Scott, and Matt ... Read More

Silas Friesen Quartet Jazz Jam

Join Silas Friesen and his quartet for an evening focussing on the art of improvising. If you sing or play an instrument, come on down to the club to work on your improv skills in a safe and welcoming environment. Sponsored by Lucky Bastard Distillers Read More

Connor Newton Jazz Jam

Join Conn0r Newton and his quartet for an evening that focuses on the art of improvising. If you sing or play an instrument, come on down to the club to work on your improv skills in a safe and welcoming environment. Sponsored by LB Distillers Read More

The U of S Jazz Ensemble

Directed by Dean McNeill, the U of S Jazz Ensemble has released six CDs in its Bumper Crop series and has performed throughout Western Canada. The Ensemble plays jazz standards and original compositions and is comprised of music and non-music majors currently attending the U of S. Special guest for this concert is pianist ... Read More

The Stone Frigate Big Band

For 22 years, the 18-piece Stone Frigate Big Band has been a mainstay of the Saskatchewan jazz scene. With yearly gigs at Danceland, The Bassment, and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, the band has developed a vast and accessible repertoire that includes swing, jazz, pop, and Latin standards. Robyn Knight is the band’s featured ... Read More